Students leave anonymous notes to thank NYJC teachers. “Even though it was just a short message, it was very heartwarming to receive this after a busy day at work. I hope this gesture will encourage the rest of the students. No matter how busy or tired we are, we must always remember to show gratitude and spread the love.” – Miss Chen Yan Jun, NYJC Teacher
Anonymous person leaves post-it notes and chocorolls for Elias Rd Residents. “Such an act of kindness really touches the heart. I specially bought a pen and wrote a note to return the kindness.” – Miss Ruby, Civil Servant.
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Heartwarming Note #1:
Anonymous person leaves chocolate rolls and notes to spur residents on
Heartwarming notes filled with messages such as “Happy Thursday!” were everywhere. One resident decided to encourage his neighbours with these messages, each coupled with a mini chocolate Swiss roll.
All 48 households of Blk 609 Elias Road received these messages and treats around 8AM yesterday.
According to reports, this heartwarming act was initiated by a church member from “Heart of God”. He had pasted the colorful notes and Swiss rolls on the mailboxes of the residents.
The messages on the 48 notes were similar –
“Hope this little gift will give you strength!”
“Today is beautiful. It’s YOUR day!”
One of the residents, Miss Wang (20, Student) mentioned that her mother went down to retrieve some letters yesterday at around 9am and was welcomed by the lovely sight. Every letterbox had a colourful note pasted on it. It made her day and brought her much joy.
In order to appreciate the gesture and gift from the church, Miss Wang took some flowers they had planted in their house and attached a thank-you note for the anonymous member. The message read, “Hi neighbour! Thanks for the London Choco Roll! Hope you like the flower (hope you actually see this)! May you blossom to be the brightest of them all. An act of kindness like yours brings smiles to many. Enjoy your day!!”
Another resident, Miss Ruby, (26, civil servant) also mentioned that she saw these messages when she came home from work yesterday. “All the lethargy I felt disappeared immediately upon seeing such a heartwarming sight,” she said. “Such an act of kindness really touches the heart. I specially bought a pen and wrote a note to return the kindness.”
This morning, Mr. Chia, (47, self-employed), a resident from the neighbouring block, was attracted by the colourful sight and could not resist walking over to take a look.
He said, “Even though I do not stay in this block, this heartwarming sight shows me that there is still love and hope around us.”
According to the residents, the notes and gifts they had given in return were no longer there this morning. They believe that the church member stays in the same block.
Heartwarming Note #2:
Anonymous notes of gratitude given to teachers in NYJC
“Dear teacher, thank you for your hard work and dedication.”
An anonymous student in Nanyang Junior College (NYJC) wrote notes to encourage and cheer the teachers on. This touched the hearts of many teachers.
Yesterday, besides the residents of Blk 609 Elias Road, the teachers in NYJC received thoughtful encouragements and gummy bears in their shelves. They were deeply touched by this simple gesture.
Miss Du Su Min (26) said, “All the teachers felt very touched because this affirms our efforts and dedication to the students.”
Another teacher, Miss Chen Yan Jun (31) also said, “Even though it was just a short message, it was very heartwarming to receive this after a busy day at work. I hope this gesture will encourage the rest of the students. No matter how busy or tired we are, we must always remember to show gratitude and spread the love.”
For the past few days, the youths who initiated the movement have been showing love and kindness in various academic institutions. Their acts of love are going viral.
As observed by the reporter, every note was signed off with “#loveothers14”. After searching on the Internet, she found out that these youths have been spreading these little surprises in Nanyang Polytechnic, Temasek Polytechnic, Ngee Ann Polytechnic, along with various Junior Colleges and ITEs over the past week.
Also, local blogger Mr. Brown received a cup of hot soup with the same hashtag (#loveothers14) at a local fast food restaurant from two anonymous girls.
Additionally, this morning, students from Raffles Institution, Edgefield Secondary School, Meridian Junior College have received the same heartwarming notes with small presents. Love, indeed, knows no bounds.